Motorcyclist in critical condition after wreck on Highway 99.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A motorcyclist is in critical condition after he flipped his bike on Highway 99 in Bakersfield.

It happened just before 7 p.m. Friday. Witnesses told 23ABC the motorcyclist was trying to merge onto the freeway when something went terribly wrong.

"It appears he lost control and he was ejected and the bike tumbled farther north.  No other vehicles were involved,” said Officer Max Taylor with the California Highway Patrol.

The man was rushed to the hospital with major injuries. His name has not been released

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